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Maple Hill Park: The Expansion

Parcel A Opens Up 18 Acres for Middletown and Wallkill

small icon: Map of Maple Hill ParkView the map of the Park here .

The Times Herald-Record: "Look what a dollar gets you" (Reporter's Notebook: please scroll to bottom of page for article.)


Maple Hill Park is a beautiful 18-acre urban park located in Middletown and Wallkill next to West Main Street and County Route 78.

Berkman at Maple Hill ParkOrange County Legislator Berkman proposed that 32 acres of previously aquired open lands be incorporated into the park system for use by the people of Middletown, Wallkill and all of Orange County.

After diligent and persistent efforts by Legislator Berkman, both municipalities and Orange County have entered into a contract. This incorporates the 8-acre parcel bound by County Route 78 and California Avenue (designated by Parcel A on the map) into Maple Hill Park.

This space will allow expanded recreational opportunities.

Mr. Michael Perkins of the City of Middletown Parks and Recreation Department has been working with Mayor DeStefano, the Common Council, and others planning a pavilion, picnic tables and hiking trails for use in the very near future.

Orange County has committed approximately $43,000 to this project as well as the use of Parcel A for the cost of $1 a year.

Expanding Maple Hill Park from 18 to 26 acres for virtually no additional cost is a significant achievement. Berkman is continuing efforts to include Parcel B in the future.

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